Originally Posted by powerwav
I am wondering why the clock speeds of the card were stock 250/600 when at Nvidia's site it lists the starting core speeds of 300/600 ???
Is this because of the Clevo hybrid tech. and not using the MXM tech. instead?
Does anyone know?
powerwav, I don't think the hybrid tech has nething to do with the slower clock speed. Adam ran the test at 340/680 and got great stability. Also, anandtech did their review of the Go 6800 using a Sager 9860, and they ran theirs at 300/600. So i doubt there are any issues with the technology. Sager prolly just underclocked (is that a word?) it to be conservative on the battery usage. I am sure u can easily run it at 300/600 or even 340/680 like Adam did.
What I'm worried about is if the darn thing is not gonna be upgradeable to the other DDR3-based Go 6800 with stock settings at 450/1200. Adam said he wasn't sure, but I'm keepin my fingers crossed. Especially if u think about it, the Go 6800 lost to the M28 by a small margin in most cases, so this other version could be Nvidia's trump card. ATI announces the M28, or whatever it will officially be called, and Nvidia releases the new Go 6800, or whatever it will be called, soon after. I really hope the higher power requirements and thermal issues don't cause problems in providing it as an option.
Originally Posted by ehabctc
FriedToast, i realy happy to know that the bluetoothe will be internal, whre i hate external things. and i think you r write about the AW althgou I realy like thier design where Sager have sooo normal plain design. except the 5690 i realy like its shape. Also AW is the clone of the 9860 but have more fancy design and leds, I can't hid that i like these things.
ehabctc, bro, I just wanna let u know a few things.
Aside from some of the cosmetic differences between the two brands, I just like to point out that the AW version doesn't have the option of a TV Tuner, nor does it have a built-in camera. And even if u add the TV Tuner option, I am sure the AW configuration with equal specs will still be higher priced than the Sager. Of course, a TV tuner and camera aren't the most important things to have in a notebook and probably not the most useful, but if ur talking about bang for the buck, I think its obvious what's the better choice. I mean, what's a cooler DTR to show off? One that has an alien's face engraved on its lid, or one that has a little digitial camera built in and a TV tuner with a remote control that gives u almost full utility of the computer from a remote location? I dunno about u, but I'd go the latter anyday over the former.
As for which Sager reseller to buy from, I say without a doubt that PCTorque gives u the best prices. Dude, I've been waiting three years to buy my next BIG notebook. In waiting to buy this baby, i've been through 4 computers already. I've learned a lot and found so many brands I never knew existed. And I can tell u hands down, that in the world of notebooks, I haven't seen anyone give as much power and as many features as Sager. And PCTorque gives the best deals when it comes to buying a Sager product. If u don't believe me, just configure a 9860 at powernotebooks.com and see for urself. Powernotebooks.com is probably the ONLY other Sager reseller that is in the same league at PCTorque. I garuntee PCT will be cheaper. I know Power Notebooks is rated a bit higher in the reseller ratings, but for a cheaper deal, I'm still getting service from one of the best stores online - its just not THE best like powernotebooks.com.
Ofcourse, preference is always an issue and someone may actually prefer the alien over the digital camera. And if ur real paranoid over dead pixels, then neither AW nor Sager are not the best options. Hypersonic actually has an option in their EX7 configurator that garauntees no dead pixels. It'll cost you an extra 100 bucks. But that assurance is very important to some.
In the end though, this is all just my opinion, my two cents if u will. Everyone should decide on their own what they feel suits their needs the best. So, having said that, I hope ur able to actually get the best deal for urself. Good luck.